Feted by the motoring industry and in great demand with drivers, the Subaru XV has been winning plaudits all round. But how can its off-road capabilities boost your equestrian life?
The XV is proving to be a perfect fit with riders, vets and equestrian professionals across the UK. If you lead an outdoor life and are looking for a car that blends reliability and countryside durability with comfort and performance, then the XV could be for you.
One of the outstanding features of the award-winning car is its superb handling and performance across a variety of terrains. With full-time all-wheel drive, the XV will give you the confidence to travel in all weathers and conditions without having to worry about what gear you are in.
Busy riding instructor Susie Pilbeam spends much of her time on the road visiting clients all over Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire. She was hugely impressed with the XV’s off-road capabilities after test driving it for the day.
Great traction and grip
Susie put the XV through its paces when accompanying clients out on to the gallops at Attington Stud (www.attington.com), Oxfordshire.
“When I’m teaching I need to be able to get to wherever my clients need me,” she says, “and being able to drive alongside them up the gallops is hugely useful in giving them feedback.
“Travelling 500-600 miles a week, I need a car that’s reliable and comfortable — and one that enables me to carry out all the different aspects of my working life.”
Irrespective of which model of XV you plump for, every version has fantastic traction — so important in muddy British winters — and grip that enables you to traverse country lanes with ease. And with class-leading ground clearance of 220mm the XV makes off-road driving a pleasure.
Why not put the enjoyment back into your off-road driving and test an XV today? Find out how to at www.subaru.co.uk
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Official fuel consumption figures for the Subaru XV range in mpg (l/100km): Urban from 32.1 (8.8) to 41.5 (6.8). Extra Urban from 47.9 (5.9) to 56.5 (5.0). Combined from 40.9 (6.9) to 50.4 (5.6). CO2 emissions from 160 to 146 (g/km). MPG figures are official EU test figures for comparative purposes and may not reflect real driving results. For built-in peace of mind, all vehicles marketed by Subaru (UK) Ltd are covered by a five-year/100,000 mile (whichever is sooner) limited warranty.
Pictures by Jonathan Davison